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William I "Longsword", Duke of Normandy

William I "Longsword", Duke of Normandy

Male Abt 894 - 942  (~ 48 years)

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  • Name William I "Longsword"  
    Suffix Duke of Normandy 
    Born Abt 894  Rouen, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • or Bayeux
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Dec 942  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • assassinated
    Notes 
    • William Longsword, 2nd Duke of Normandy from 927 to 942, was also Duke of Aquitaine and died in 942, slain by Arnulf of Flanders with whom he had in good faith gone to confer. He married (1) Leudegarde, daughter of Herbert II, Count of Vermandois, no issue; (2) Espriota (Sporta), daughter of Hubert, Count of Senlis (St. Liz) and cousin of William Longsword.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_I_of_Normandy

      http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/644059/William-I :

      died 17 Dec., 942, Picardy [France]
      also called William Longsword , French Guillaume Longue-épée  son of Rollo and second duke of Normandy (927–942). He sought continually to expand his territories either by conquest or by exacting new lands from the French king for the price of homage. In 939 he allied himself with Hugh the Great in the revolt against King Louis IV; through the mediation of the pope, the war ended, and Louis renewed William's investiture of Normandy (940). William, however, continued his territorial ambitions, especially northward. Drawn to a conference on an island in the Somme River, he was assassinated on the orders of the count of Flanders, Arnulf I.
    Person ID I2775  Roy~Royes | Hougham
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2010 

    Father Rollo, 1st Duke of Normandy
              b. Abt 0846
              d. Abt 0932, Rouen, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Mother Poppa de Bayeux
              b. 872, Bayeux, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 932  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 886 
    Notes 
    • Some sources have Rollo and Poppa re-marry after alleged marriage to Giselle [1]
    Family ID F970  Family Group  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Luitgarde de Vermandois
              b. 915
              d. 978  (Age 63 years) 
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2014 02:30:18 
    Family ID F1020  Family Group  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Espriota de Bretagne
              b. 911, Brittany, France Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. ?  
    Children 
    +1. Richard I, Duke of Normandy
              b. 28 Aug 933, Fécamp, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 20 Nov 996, Fécamp, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. Raoul d' Ivry
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2014 02:30:18 
    Family ID F1021  Family Group  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 894 - Rouen, Normandy, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Dec 942 - France Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Assassination of Guillaume/William 1 'Longsword'
    Assassination of Guillaume/William 1 "Longsword"
    Duke of Normandy 928-942

  • Sources 
    1. [S168] Ancient Ancestors, Ronald Wells.